07 RA Rodeo fuel usage

Submitted: Friday, Mar 28, 2014 at 19:03
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Hi there everyone, I have a 07 4x4 auto rodeo, and I get on average 450ks per 60lt. Now is this the average usage or are people getting better fuel range. If you are, have you done anything to the engine ? Also, does a snorkel help at all??? Thanks
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Reply By: Ross M - Friday, Mar 28, 2014 at 19:43

Friday, Mar 28, 2014 at 19:43
What engine is in the vehicle?
What sized tyres does it have?
Any accessories, ie, bullbar or "the lot"?
Are engine sensors clean so as to detect the correct airflows and pressures?
Is the air cleaner dirty and restricted?

Any additional info will help people decide what to reply with.
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Follow Up By: Damian B3 - Friday, Mar 28, 2014 at 20:17

Friday, Mar 28, 2014 at 20:17
Hi Ross, it is the 4jj1 engine, standard size tyres, Holden alloy bull bar, and serviced regularly. In the sense of the sensors, I don't know. But it has always gotten this fuel usage. Thanks
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 at 09:59

Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 at 09:59
I don/t know how you drive and what load is carried but for normal use the vehicle should return around 10/100 ie, 60 litre +600km.

Serviced regularly, by whom, many dealer service places don't service properly and that may be an issue with the economy.

There are two sensors which require cleaning sometimes.

One is the MAF sensor which is in the airflow just on the engine side of the airbox. (mass airflow)
The other is next to the intercooler as the turbo pressure air goes into the motor.two screws hold it in the plastic elbow. MAP( Manifold Absolute Pressure).
Carefully removed and sprayed with CRC sensor cleaner may remove any contamination on them and restore the economy. Don't scratch at them, only repeatedly spray them so it softens and is washed away.
What is the aircleaner element like. They aren't big on a Rodeo and it could be dirty.
Do you know if anyone has EVER checked the valve clearances?
Often, very often, dealers don't adjust the clearances and they may become uneven which lessens economy and performance. Owners get told they don't need doing, but unless the service man is mechanically psychic he cannot tell.
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Reply By: pepper2 - Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 at 10:19

Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 at 10:19
i have the same vehicle and find i get the same economy around town as you advise but i get 10klm per litre on the highway. i have bullbar ,std tyres,roof bars with solar panel.
Mine has a snorkel.
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Reply By: gbc - Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 at 20:59

Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 at 20:59
I had the same engine and auto box. Weight made the biggest difference to the economy around town. I always averaged 12/13 litres per hundred around town, dropping back to 10 on the highway.
5 years later and getting ready to trade it in, I took out the drawers, some tools, the dual battery the winch etc, and the economy around town dropped straight to 10 per hundred and better again on the highway.
Being a pretty smart auto box, you'll notice straight away when you take weight out because it'll start to change differently and hold gears longer.
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Reply By: Tonyfish#58 - Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 at 21:11

Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 at 21:11
Mine is the 07 4jj1

12 - 13 is what I get on the Highway, but I have never pampered it either :-) Now done 160k and still purring like a kitten!

When my wife drives it she gets around 11s.

When we load it with the camper and take her bush we get 15 -16S

When I put a chip in it it just added + 1- 2 To those figures. It did have more grunt though!

Regards Tony
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